University of Iowa Athletics

Ronan Kleu

Class Jr.
Hometown Zollikerberg, Switzerland
High School Kantonsschule Kusnacht
Previous School Columbus State
Ronan Kleu - Men's Golf - University of Iowa Athletics

Spring 2023— Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner… Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… 73.5 stroke average through 29 rounds ranked second on the team… five top-25 finishes and two top-10 finishes through 10 tournaments played… shot 213 (+3) at the Wake Forest Invitational at Pinehurst No. 2 for a season-best 54-hole score… earned Robert F. Ray Faculty Award for academic and athletic excellence… letterwinner. 

Fall 2022— Tied for fourth at the Iowa Fall Classic, shooting 220 (+4) at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course to help lead the Hawkeyes to a team championship.

Spring 2022 — 73.1 stroke average through 30 rounds of golf ranked second on the team… six top-25 finishes and two top-10 finishes through 10 tournaments played… round of 206 at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic was the second-best 54-hole score on the season for the Hawkeyes… fired a season-best round of 66 at the Puerto Rico Classic… posted 10 rounds of par or better… qualified to compete individually at the NCAA Regional in Norman, Oklahoma… letterwinner.

Fall 2021— Tied for sixth at the Marquette Invitational at 8-under par (208)… Shot 206 (-4) at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic to tie for eighth… tied for the top Hawkeye finish in two of three matches he competed in… team-low 71.1 stroke average during fall play… shot low-rounds of 67 at both the Marquette Invitational and Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic.

Spring 2021 — Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year honoree at Columbus State… led Peach Belt Conference with 70.3 season stroke average, tying for the second lowest in PBC history… competed in four events, placing inside the top 10 in each event, including two top-five finishes… posted an 8-under par 64 at the First Federal Southeastern Collegiate, tying for the lowest round of any PBC golfer that season… shot below par in 11 of 15 rounds… ended the season rated No. 18 in GolfStat NCAA Division II individual rankings… Elite 16 Award winner presented by EAB for having the highest overall cumulative GPA among student-athletes participating in the PBC Championship.


Fall 2020 — Tied for third at UNG Fall Invitational at 8-under par (208) for the Columbus State men’s golf team… earned Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week accolades.

Spring 2020 — PING Golf Coaches Association of America Second Team All-American at Columbus State… PING Golf Coaches Association Southeast All-Region honoree… Peach Belt First Team All-Conference member… second-best stroke average on Columbus State men’s golf team (71.8); good for the sixth-best stroke average in the Peach Belt Conference… led team with 12 rounds under par… two top-five finishes across three spring events… Division II Academic All-American (4.0 GPA)… 2020 Swiss Interclub team champions… 2020 Swiss international champion.

Fall 2019— Finished in the top-10 in three of four fall events at Columbus State.

Spring 2019 — Competed in all seven events for the Columbus State men’s golf team… recorded three top-20 finishes… ended the season with 74.3 stroke average… Swiss national champion.

Fall 2018 — Competed in three of four fall events at Columbus State… two top 20 finishes.

High School — Played for Swiss National Team… three-time Swiss national event winner and silver medal European Boys Team Championship.

Year Rds. Strokes Avg. Low
2022-23 29 2,132 73.5 68
2021-22 30 2,192 73.1 66
Career (Iowa) 59 4,234 73.3 66